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Confederate (CSV)


William R. Norwood

(c. 1842 - 1879)

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 5th Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

In 1860 he was an 18 year old farm boy on his parent's place at Burnt Corn in Monroe County, AL. He enlisted as a Private in Company D (later renamed C), 5th Alabama Infantry on 25 March 1861 at Pineville, AL.

On the Campaign

He was captured in action near Turner's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was held at Fort Delaware until paroled on 2 October, then sent to Aiken's Landing, VA for exchange. He was declared exchanged to return to duty on 10 November 1862. He was wounded by a gunshot to his left knee at Chancellorsville, VA on 3 May 1863 and again by a gunshot at Cold Harbor, VA on 3 June 1864, then furloughed home for 60 days. He was retired to the Invalid Corps at Selma, AL on 11 March 1865, surrendered 4 May 1865 at Citronelle, AL, and paroled at Mobile on 7 June 1865.

After the War

In 1870 he was a farmer at Dennard's Bluff, Monroe County, AL.

References & notes

His service from his Compiled Service Records,1 online from fold3; thanks to Miles Krisman for the pointer to him. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860 and 1870.

He married Arabella Jane Andress (1848-1930) in January 1867 and they had 3 children.


c. 1842; Monroe County, AL




1   US War Department, Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, Record Group No. 109 (War Department Collection of Confederate Records), Washington DC: US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), 1903-1927  [AotW citation 28024]